Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018: KPFA Fund Drive

If you missed your chance to donate during KPFA Women's Magazine this week you can call in next Monday May 21 between 1 and 2 PM to pledge your support to KPFA and Women's Magazine. Thanks for listening.

Click here to listen to yesterday's show. 59:50 min

A message from Kate Raphael:

This week, KPFA is fundraising again - I know, it seems like we just had a drive, but that's the game in listener-supported noncommercial radio. We don't get corporate grants and very little government money, so we depend on you to keep us on air and able to bring you the information and culture you need in these difficult times.  If you have heard something on Women's Magazine in the last six months that you didn't know, if you have found out about a book you enjoyed or an event you wanted to attend, if you got inspired or energized, if you're an author or promoter or filmmaker who was given the opportunity to share your work on our show, think about how much that was worth to you and donate that amount to KPFA tomorrow during Women's Magazine.

We'll be featuring Betty Reid Soskin, the oldest living park ranger at 96 (she started the job in her eighties).  I know some of you missed this interview last time around, so this is your chance to hear it.   Betty works at the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Park in Richmond, California, and has taken responsibility for making sure that the unique contributions and struggles of Black women during that period is included in the history.

We will be offering Betty's book as a thank you gift for your donation of $125 or more during that hour.  But anything you can give to help keep KPFA on air will be greatly appreciated. We are trying to raise at least $1,500 during the hour and that means we probably need at least 30 people to call in, so if possible, please be one of them!

To pledge by phone: 510-848-5732 or 1-800-439-5732 (1-800-HEY-KPFA)
Or pledge securely online at www.kpfa.org and choose among all the thank you gifts at various levels on offer during this fund drive, including any or all of the KPFA-sponsored talks you might have missed this year (Patrisse Cullors, Sunaina Maira, and lots more),   But we hope many of you will want to get a copy of Betty's book to savor and share.

Thank you so much for all your past support.

You've kept Women's Magazine on air for thirteen years.  This is a difficult time for us but I believe we're going to make it and we can only do that if we increase our membership and fundraising, so if you live in the Bay Area and have never been a member, this is a great time to take that step.  And if you are not in the Bay, you can still get all of KPFA's great content online wherever you are, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and your donations also help to make sure that Pacifica's 200+ affiliates continue to get progressive perspectives and news that is not available anywhere else.

Keep hope alive - keep KPFA alive.

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